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Kakabakaba ka ba? (1980)

The film revolves around two couples who find themselves in conflict with the foreign commercial giants that control the Philippine economy, the Japanese and the Chinese.

Director:

Mike De Leon

Writers:

Clodualdo Del Mundo Jr. (screenplay) (as Doy Del Mundo), Raquel Villavicencio (screenplay) (as Raquel N. Villavicencio) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher De Leon ... Johnny
Charo Santos-Concio ... Melanie (as Charo Santos)
Jay Ilagan Jay Ilagan ... Nonong
Sandy Andolong ... Nancy
Boboy Garovillo ... Omota
Johnny Delgado Johnny Delgado ... Pinoy Master
Armida Siguion-Reyna Armida Siguion-Reyna ... Madame Lily
Leo Martinez ... Fr. Blanco
Moody Diaz Moody Diaz ... Aling Melody / Virgie
Joe Jardi Joe Jardi ... Wagner
Danny Javier Danny Javier ... Santacruzan
George Javier George Javier ... Japanese Master
Nanette Inventor ... Mother Superior
Bert Miranda Bert Miranda ... Chinese Bodyguard 1
Tommy Yap Tommy Yap ... Chinese Bodyguard 2
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The film revolves around two couples who find themselves in conflict with the foreign commercial giants that control the Philippine economy, the Japanese and the Chinese.

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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Details

Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

8 August 1980 (Philippines) See more »

Also Known As:

Will Your Heart Beat Faster? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

LVN Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Hilarious
3 September 2002 | by purakekSee all my reviews

Even Mike de Leon has a sense of humor. This film not only pokes fun at commercial imperialism, but also at the little dictators who control the Philippine economy - the Chinese movie producers and the Catholic church. George Javier stands out as the idol of the imperialist colonizers. He still maintains his bumbling persona, in an unusually somber manner. The animation is put to good use (watch the battle of the subtitles between the Japanese and the Chinese!) A winner all the way!


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